I definitely agree whatever we choose to do, the pre production should be done before we return, and dont worry about if the idea wont get selected, that shouldnt be the case if we have a very strong idea which we have developed well. By pre-produc I mean we should have storyboards done, animatic, models textured and ready to be rigged/animated.
About the groups, I personally am not sure if we can pull off two films. It just seems very unlikely. Also concerning Tom's idea about having two films and two groups, surely then its basically two individual films being made by two different groups. There is no point in 1 major group split into two, working on diff films, it should be two totally grps?
As for ideas I am open to anything, seriously I dont want to do hyper real, I am happy with stylised/cartoony, etc. I just want a solid idea and story, so we can get rolling.
I met up with Clym today, and we just had a very quick brainstorming session, were both kinda leaning to working on just 1 film atm, coz the pressure of two might just be too much.
So yea, your thoughts please guys..